Heroic, Female and Muslim: Dr. Hawa Abdi

Posted December 16, 2010 from United States

Congratulations Correspondents on completing the first assignment! Reading about the strong female leaders in each of your countries has been enthralling and deeply moving. I came across a New York Times op-ed by Nicolas Kristof (co-author of "Half the Sky") and want to share it with all of you. Dr. Hawa Abdi is a truly inspiring leader in Somalia and a woman we should all know about! Check it out here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/opinion/16kristof.html?src=me&ref=home...

Cheers, Lydia VOF volunteer and Midwife

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  • Emilia Zozobrado
    Dec 16, 2010
    Dec 16, 2010

    Wow, I'm so touched and impressed! Really, what an amazing woman Dr. Hawa Abdi is! We are very lucky we have someone like her in our midst! Many thanks for sharing such wonderful account of a very beautiful creation, Lydia! May her mission prosper to the fullest ... and may the likes of her abound and proliferate. God bless woman power - in every nook and crook of this great world! All the best...

    Always, Emie Zozobrado

  • Sarvina Kang
    Dec 16, 2010
    Dec 16, 2010

    Hi Lydia,

    Thank you so much for sharing! She is really inspiring lady.

    Love, Sarvina

  • Farha
    Dec 17, 2010
    Dec 17, 2010

    Thank you so much for sharing this piece Iydia ! I am absolutely taken back by the courage of this woman ….what an inspirational figure. What she does is beyond my vocab to commend !

    I am certainly re-sharing this one !

  • Marian Hassan
    Dec 17, 2010
    Dec 17, 2010

    Thank you so much Lydia for sharing this ..... She is strong talented woman who never fears from anybody ... despite all those horrible things in the capital she never quited nor left the country ..... she always took care of the needy ones and her work for helping the vulnerable people is amazing!

    If we had five women like her in each city i bet Somalia would have gotten a peace!

    God protect her and bless her abundantly Ameen.

    Peace and love. Ruun

  • Amei
    Dec 24, 2010
    Dec 24, 2010

    I am so happy I scroll through the WP members posts. This has inspired me. I have shared this on my facebook page.

    I have no doubt that God will protect her. My faith is strong for her. Hawwa Abidi is beautiful example.

    She is doing what all capable women should do.

    Thank you for sharing at WP :-)

    Happy 2011 for you, Lydia Amei